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Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of militants posing an increasing threat to the already highly fractured country, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Tunisia on Saturday said it would take in 40 migrants, including two pregnant women, rescued by a commercial vessel.

Spain rescues 1,200 migrants off coast over two days

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Spain rescues 1,200 migrants off coast over two days

Coastguards picked up 884 people in the Mediterranean on Friday and 334 people in 17 dinghies on Saturday.

1,500 Mediterranean migrants dead in 2018

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1,500 Mediterranean migrants dead in 2018

The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean is down this year, but a UN agency warned the death rate may be at its highest.

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

Alessandra Bajec

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

In-depth: A worsening economy and frustration among civilians drives more Tunisians from the marginalised interior towards irregular migration, ...

Elinor Raikes

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

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'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Hundreds of refugees land in Italy after EU deal

Two ships carrying refugees were allowed to dock after EU states agreed to take in refugees.

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Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert

An official in Niger said hundreds of African migrants in Algeria were abandoned in the desert with hardly any food and water before being ...

Dozens missing following new Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

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Dozens missing following new Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

More than a thousand people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, according to International Organisation for ...

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Nearly 9,000 migrants repatriated from Libya this year

A total of 8,938 people returned to some 30 African and Asian countries from Libya in the first half of the year.

Hundred migrants missing in Mediterranean after shipwreck

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Hundred migrants missing in Mediterranean after shipwreck

Three bodies of babies have been recovered, who were drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, when the boat taking them Europe sank.

Dozens of migrants drown off the shore of Yemen

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Dozens of migrants drown off the shore of Yemen

The United Nations Migration Agency said dozens of migrants drowned after their boat capsized off the shore of Yemen.

Dear France, not all migrants can be 'Spiderman'

Adama Manu

Dear France, not all migrants can be 'Spiderman'

Aid workers helping people like Gassama also view Macron's gesture as a PR stunt that does not address tens of thousands more like him, writes ...

More than 50 people die in Mediterranean crossings

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More than 50 people die in Mediterranean crossings

Scores of refugees have died in shipwrecks while trying to reach Europe.

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Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

Eleven migrants were recovered and 67 others rescued after their boat began sinking off Tunisia's southern coast on Sunday, according to the interior ministry.

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Nine migrants, mainly children, drown off Turkish coast

Six children were among a group of nine migrants that drowned off the coast of Turkey, state media reported on Sunday.

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Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Around 1,500 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Thursday and Friday in operations involving the Italian navy.

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UN blasts Algeria for deporting African migrants

The United Nations has raised concern about deportations of migrants from Algeria following a reported increase in expulsions since mid-2017.

Systematically terrorised: Rohingyas face severe health restrictions in Myanmar

Urvashi Sarkar

Systematically terrorised: Rohingyas face severe health restrictions in Myanmar

Feature: Rohingyas continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life including ...

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UN urges Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen migrant deportations

Thousands of migrants have been deported by Saudi authorities to war-torn Yemen, with the UN urging Riyadh to halt the deportations.

Eleven people dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

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Eleven people dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

Hundreds have been rescued after shipwrecks off the Libya coast.

Number of migrants detained in Libya drastically reduced

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Number of migrants detained in Libya drastically reduced

The number of migrants held by Libyan authorities has fallen from 27,000 in May last year to 5,200.

Four migrants found dead off Spain, others missing

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Four migrants found dead off Spain, others missing

The bodies of four migrants were recovered in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar between Morocco and southern Spain.

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